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The village we call Apponaug has undergone many changes from its early colonial period to the 21st century. At times, these changes were beneficial and brought about a feeling of pride in the … more
The burning of the British revenue schooner on June 9, 1772 by a group of Rhode Islanders is one of the most significant events leading to the American colonists’ break with Great Britain. It has … more
Jacob Greene lived in this 5 bay twin chimney …
Apponaug was one of Rhode Island’s important seaports during the late colonial period and continued to be until the Embargo Acts and the War of 1812 curtailed much of the trade. Many historians, … more
The origins of many of the churches in Warwick can be found in the need of the community for a Sunday school. This was true in the development of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Hoxsie, as well as … more
In 1924, violence in the Rhode Island Senate attracted large numbers of sensation seekers to watch the drama of the struggle between the Democrats and Republicans as they sought power over the state … more
The devastating multi-million dollar fire that broke out in Apponaug on September 6, 1969 destroyed nearly all the buildings of the once powerful and prosperous Apponaug Company and marked an end to … more
The Shawomet Baptist Church building that stands so majestically today on the corner of Armstrong St. and West Shore Road was built in 1888 after the earlier edifice was consumed by fire in 1886. … more
Captain William Kidd, friend and confidant of Rhode Island pirate Thomas Paine obtained much of his reputedly great wealth off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean in 1697-1698.  The amount … more
The stories behind the origins of Warwick’s houses of worship are as varied as the number of denominations that are in the city. Many trace their history to the Colonial Period and the spirit of … more
It is a vast understatement to say that the 20th and 21st centuries have seen significant and sometimes drastic changes in the village of Hillsgrove. The area has seen the phenomenal growth of T.F. … more
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